By Tim Kowols
Kinnard Farms in Casco is taking people along for the ride of their hectic fall harvest via social media. The warmer and drier weather at the end of September forced the crews to cram their usual 21 days of harvesting corn into 14 days, which is no small task for a farm producing nearly 150,000 tons of silage from 6,700 acres of corn. Kinnard Farms is using technology like aerial drones and Facebook to give followers a look at goes into their harvest season. Owner Lee Kinnard says in between the 12 to 15 hour days he and his crews have putting in to finish the harvest, he enjoys interacting with people online by answering their questions.
Kinnard says they are using seven choppers, 33 semi-trucks, and eight packing machines to hopefully finish the harvest by Wednesday while also planting cover crops for the winter.